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“The Longest Mile” Wildflower Hike

Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Poppies & Popcorn Flower

Spring is upon us and EBMUD is preparing for a spectacular wildflower bloom this year. If you would like the chance to see the Mokelumne River watershed adorned with purple shooting stars, hounds-tongues and California poppies, then "The Longest Mile" Wildflower Hike may be for you!

Situated along the Mokelumne River between Valley Springs and Jackson, "The Longest Mile" is a rugged and beautiful section of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail that is perched along the river canyon and boasts exceptional views. Known for its challenging, steep grades, this 3-mile round-trip trail is suitable for avid hikers and will be conducted by EBMUD Rangers and wildflower docents.

  • Registration Required by 4/19/24: Email volunteer@ebmud.com. Include your telephone number.
  • Location: Middle Bar take out. Click here to view Middle Bar take out on Google Maps.
  • Bring: Lunch, drinking water, hiking shoes, long pants, insect/tick repellent, sun glasses and sunscreen. Optional: camera, binoculars and wildflower field guide. No pets or alcohol. Click here to download a copy of our Wildflower Guide.
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous. We will carpool from the Middle Bar parking lot to the Rich Gulch trailhead and hike a challenging and steep trail section until reaching the top, known as Patti's Point, where we will eat our lunch and take a group photo.
  • Minors: Participants under 18 are welcome with written permission from a parent or guardian; an adult must accompany those under 16. Not suitable for children under 7 years of age.
  • Weather Conditions: Rain or shine, but be prepared for changing temperatures. Click here for weather information.
  • Special Consideration: Late arrivals/early departures are not available because the hike starts beyond a locked gate.

For more information please check out our website www.ebmud.com/recreation/volunteer/volunteer-work-days, send us an email volunteer@ebmud.com or give us a call (209) 772-8260.

Volunteer work day